Dorothee Racette

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Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

The Two Minute Warning: Why Two Minute Tasks Don’t Work

“If it will take less than two minutes to do it, then do it now.”<p>This is a phrase I’ve heard countless times. If you have a task that comes your way …

Manage Your Priorities, Not Your Time, to Get the Important Work Done

Your to-do list is crammed full and you only have so many hours in the day. How can you ever get it all done? For starters, stop trying to figure out …

Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

Why You Should Keep An Accomplishments List

Many of us rely on plans and to-do lists to prioritize our time and stay on track for the future, but what about after we complete those tasks and projects? Should we just check things off the list and move on?<p>It turns out there are numerous benefits to writing down and celebrating our past …

Time Management

Foggy Brain? 4 Ways To Better Leverage Your Off Days

The post Foggy Brain? 4 Ways To Better Leverage Your Off Days appeared first on Trello Blog.You can’t be on your A-game every single day, it’s just …

Boost Your Productivity By Procrastinating | Valet.

Here's some good news: procrastination may not be such a bad thing. Turns out, putting off your to-do list can actually help you accomplish your …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Perfectionist Traits: Do These Sound Familiar?

If you’re wondering whether or not you’re a perfectionist, there’s a good chance you are one, at least to a degree. And if we're being honest here, …

Meeting Malpractice

With summer in full swing, our thoughts naturally turn to BBQs, beaches, and vacations. It’s the time of year when you can easily find yourself …

A Day in the Air

<i>"Traveling is not a reward for working; it's homework for living."</i><p><i>Anonymous</i><p>Traveling is somehow encoded in my genes. I never get tired of the view …

How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Taoism

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

Swap Your To-Do List for a "Break List" to Get More Done

To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve …

Productivity

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Which Of These Five Types Of Procrastinator Are You?

Here are five common types of procrastinator, and the best tactics to help them get unstuck.<p>If your desk gets tidier as your looming deadline gets closer, you’re probably familiar with the effects of procrastination. Putting off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today isn’t just a harmless act—a …

Eliminate 'Half-Work' and Other Time Management Tips

While all of us have just 24-hours a day and need at least 7-8 hours of sleep to stay healthy and stove off stress, some entrepreneurs seem to …

3 subtle ways you're stealing time from yourself every day

Suddenly, you realize you're not nearly as far down on your to-do list as you planned to be.<p>You think: <i>Ugh, who's stealing all my time?</i> But let's get real: No matter how busy you are, the only person sapping your productivity is <i>you</i>.<p>The truth is, it's easy to get into routines where you mindlessly …

The To-Do List for When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

I don’t necessarily consider myself a great multitasker. In fact, I find it pretty difficult to do more than one thing at one time. Let’s just say …

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

How to Become Impossible to Ignore

Be Impossible to Ignore“Memory matters because it influences action.” -Carmen Simon <i>How do you stay on people’s minds?</i><i>How do you craft your message in</i> …

Leadership

My desk faces this blank wall because #YOLO

Work when you are working. Don’t work when you’re not working.<p>My apartment has a pretty sweet view. I try not to look at it while I’m working.<p>I used …

"To Get What You Want, Deserve What You Want"

“Trust, success, and admiration are earned.” That’s the lesson in the quote above from investment expert Charlie Munger. As simple as it is, it bears …

Avoid Self-Censoring to Keep Your Ideas Flowing

The greatest enemy your ideas have is you. If you’ve ever shown off an idea only to have it shot down, you can easily slip into the habit of …

Organizing and Time Management From the Inside Out

Most of us wish we were better organized and could manage our time better. To help, in today’s <i>The Eminents</i> interview, I talked with Julie Morgenstern.<p>…

The Limits of Self-Help Productivity Lit

The genre offers a belief system that helps workers through their days, in spite of its spiritual vacuousness.<p>In Charles Duhigg’s recent book on efficiency, <i>Smarter, Faster, Better</i>, he notes the deterioration of Americans’ synchronized experience of time with this compelling observation: “In 1980, …